My Story

In 2019, I decided to make a change.

I was attending an off-site Executive Leadership Centre, in the beautiful location of Feldafing, Germany. There were 30 of us, all top Executives at one of the largest, most innovative companies on the planet. We were spending the week improving our performance, as future and current leaders of the company.

We had external experts come in and take us through guided workshops on Innovation, Decision making, Team building and public speaking. The company was investing thousands of euros in making sure that their next generation of leaders were prepared for life at the top.

What I realised after attending this workshop, which was the 4th or 5th I have done in the past 10 years, was that there is a vital piece missing from the equation.

Here we are in 2020, and my passion, my drive and my efforts based on that insight I had back in Feldafing have resulted in the creation of %-Σdge, a company whose mission is simple – To provide you a percent-edge improvement in your overall performance by targeting the area usually left out of Corporate Executive Development, your Core Systems.

Corporate background

1984 – 1989 British Airways, Systems Analyst

1989 – 1993 RCMS, Head of Customer Services

2006 – 2017 Airbus, Vice President, Head of Innovation

2008 – 2011 IBM Executive Customer Advisory Board

2009 – 2012 Cicso Executive Customer Advisory Board

2018 – 2020 Siemens, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Cyber Security Protection

Keynote Speaker

IBM Innovate

Florida, United States of America

Scientific roles

2006 – 2010 Board Member, Joint Network Integration Body, with UK MoD

2009 – 2011 Visiting Professor, Aberystwyth University

2010 – 2019 Fellow, Royal Geographic Society

2012 – 2014 Founding Member, Scientific Advisory Council for Wales

2010 – 2014 Higher Education Funding Council for Wales Research & Innovation Committee

2013 – 2018 Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, Official Reviewer

2015 – 2019 Queen's Anniversary Prize for Engineering, Judge

2019 – Present Skoltech University, Moscow, Advisory Board Member

Founding Members of the

Scientific Advisory Council for Wales

with First Minister, Carwyn Jones

Governmental / NGO experience

1994 – 1996 United Nations, Geneva, Lead Consulatant

1996 – 1998 UK Cabinet Office, Chief Consultant

1997 – 2004 External Consultant, UK Security Services

2006 – 2011 Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

2008 – 2010 National Centre for University & Business Council Leadership Council

2015 – 2019 European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) Board

2014 – 2018 European Cyber Industry Leaders, Founding Member

European Union
Cyber Security Keynote
Tallinn, Estonia

Start-ups

1997 – 2004 CTO, [email protected], Internet Start-up

2004 – 2006 COO, Spider Networks, Internet Start-up

Keynote Speaker

and Mentor

Start-up Village, Moscow

Non-profit work

1995 – Part of a small team that designed, built and operated a community centre for the local area – Yeading. Registered Charity number 1047599

2000 – 2004 Parent Governor of Brookside Primary School

2017 – Present Synergy European Advisory Board